Apply to become a Family Child Care Assistant

If you want to help care for children in a licensed Family Child Care provider's home, you need to be either a Regular or Certified Family Child Care Assistant.

Department of Early Education and Care

The Details

What you need

Before you apply, you should know the different requirements and roles for Regular and Certified Family Child Care Assistants: 

  •  A Regular Family Child Care Assistant is someone who assists the provider and can only be left alone with the children for a small period of time if they are CPR and First Aid certified. If you want to work as a Regular Family Child Care Assistant, you need a letter of approval.
  • A Certified Family Child Care Assistant is someone who can assist a licensed Family Child Care provider and provide substitute care for a longer period of time. If you want to work as a Certified Family Child Care Assistant, you need a certificate.

Before you apply to be a Family Child Care Assistant, please check if you meet the requirements of Regular or Certified Assistants. In order to apply to be a you need to submit:


If you don’t submit all of the required materials, your application may be delayed.  Incomplete applications will be closed after 90 days.

Please Note: Some of the required training materials require Adobe Flash Player to run on your computer. Please make sure that you download Flash Player for free before running the program.

Fees

Name Fee Unit
Certified Family Child Care Assistant $75 each
Regular Family Child Care Assistant application fee $0 each

How to apply

You need to complete your application packet and return with all of your required materials to your local EEC office.

A licensor will contact you to review your application. The letter of approval or certificate is valid for 3 years.

You need to complete your application packet and return with all of your required materials to your local EEC office.

A licensor will contact you to review your application. The letter of approval or certificate is valid for 3 years.

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Contact

Address

51 Sleeper St., 4th Floor, Boston, MA 02210

Phone

Main Office (617) 988-6600

Fax

(617) 988-2451

Address

51 Sleeper St., 4th Floor, Boston, MA 02210

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